Finished Quilt: Arabesque 2

I’m taking a class called Permaculture Design Course and in April, the last class, we are to do a talent show. So, I decided that this quilt will be what I show. As such, I decided to get this one done as soon as I finished the Disappearing 9 patch.

As a reminder, I started this quilt as part of my guild’s September (2022) workshop with Dora Carey of Orange Dot Quilts. This is all paper piecing and I love how it all came out. I didn’t enjoy piecing it together as her method requires using long big strips of fabric and I was constantly sewing the wrong things together.

Arabesque – Feb. 2023

But when you love how something is turning out, I perservered and now it’s done. I quilted this with simple big puzzle pieces on my Q20. I used Superior Thread’s Fantastico which I believe is 40w. It’s a variegated thread of blue, gray, and black. I contemplated doing more custom/complicated quilting like Dora has on her sample quilts but then it would have taken me forever. So, since my mantra this year is, ‘finish it baby!’ I decided to keep it simple. Because of the complexity of the design I think the simple quilting works well.


I love the fabric I used for the back. I love the color, the big design motif and it is perfectly displayed as a back.

And my label.

Happy quilting


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